Today I wanted to share with you something that we are very excited about. But first a little background.
For several years now our hearts have been taking a beating , and it just seemed that there was not much that we could do. The way that women are treated in Central Asia is a very difficult thing to watch.
we have had several of the young girls we know taken over the years. Then there are the ones that have been sold by their families, or are just plain abused. It is not uncommon for us to find young mothers with children on the streets with no where to go when they are discarded. We also find others that are not receiving needed medical treatments for financial reasons as well as simply afraid to tell their husbands that they are sick . We have worked with our friends and have come up with a plan to provide support for these women and young girls.
There are several components to this project. First we will have an emergency shelter that a distressed woman can go to for help. Help with documents so that they can access public supports. Help with food and shelter , help with education and training , help with basic life skills , and most of all, help with a safe bed when they are in danger . All this takes resources, and that brings us to the next step ..and the next , and the next , in fact it brings us to 800 km ( 500 Miles ) of steps
Julie , our friend Jody , and Acel will be walking the length of the Camino de santiago to raise support and awareness . Their goal is to make the walk over six weeks, and at the same time we are looking for people that will organize a walk/bike/run/horseback athon of there own in support of this important need . If you are interested in being a part of this , please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org . For more information and on going reports , please go to actofkindnessontheway.blogspot.ca/